Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years (1.8.2018-31.7.2020), which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.
1. Student can plan ground surveys and interpret the results of investigations and based on this choose an appropriate founda-tion method for different ground conditions and can calculate its bearing capacity.
2. Student can calculate stability of excavations and embankments and select suitable ground improvement method.
3. Student identifies the most common ground improvements methods and relevant earth construction techniques.
4. Student can select correct drainage and frost protection method for buildings and sites.
5. Student learns to use the geotechnical calculation tools and to solve stability and settlement problems.
6. Student learns critical thinking and problem solving.
7. Students learns to do design using modern and traditional meth-ods and report the results.
8. Student identities as an expert and developer of the field
9. Understand the problems of the field from the point of view of users and technical and social systems, as well as from that of the environment
Schedule: 26.10.2020 - 13.12.2020
Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Leena-Katariina Korkiala-Tanttu
Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Henry Gustavsson, Leena-Katariina Korkiala-Tanttu
Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):
CEFR level (applies in this implementation):
Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):
Teaching language: English
Languages of study attainment: English
CONTENT, ASSESSMENT AND WORKLOAD
Ground investigations. Foundation methods. Bearing capacity of soils and structures loaded by earth pressure. Earth construction methods. Dewatering buildings and construction site. Pipelines and their foundation methods. Frost protection. Ground improvement methods. Secondary materials.
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Lectures, compulsory exercises. Examination and exercises.
Total 132h (5cr):
Independent study 46h
Handouts. Additional literature is given in lectures
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